I've only had one person I've pulled over tell me they were legally carrying. I just told him as long as I didn't see the gun in his hands, we'd be friends. Ended up having a bit of gun talk, and sent him on his way with a warning. Even though Utah has thousands of CCW holders, I've only pulled one over (that I know of) in nine years. That's probably a result of where I work, fairly bad hoods. Not a lot of gang members rollin' with the CCW.
It concerns me that he unsnapped his holster....not because he was concerned you had a gun, that's just staying alive till the end of the shift. What concerns me is the more and more common practice of unsnapping/rotating the hood/whatever your holster when you think bad things are going to happen. Not enough officers are training their drawstroke often enough. They should be as fast out of the holster with all of the security devices activated as without. An officer who relies on an unsnapped holster to be fast is asking for trouble. The comment was made above that we don't shoot or train enough. It's right.
Natural, from reading your posts on several 1911 forums, I can see with very little uncertainty that you are one of the good guys. But please don't be offended though by officers who get a little hyped up when the driver tells them they have a gun. A lot of these guys don't read the forums.
THAT is inexcusable, and I'd like to apologize for all of us out there who respect the CCW holders. That kid needs to be beaten for that performance. He gives us all a bad name. Sorry for the long post, I'm done now.But this one time, I was pulled over at an "insurance" (read DWI) checkpoint. I notified this young pup that I was carrying and suddenly I'm staring into the muzzle of a Glock 17 and his finger is on the trigger! That didn't worry me as much as the amount he was shaking and how his voice quavered when he commanded me to exit the car, lock my fingers behind my neck and walk backwards to him. Instructions I followed very carefully. All the while I could hear his older partner screaming at him. The FNG drew my Sig and cleared it (thank God he got that right, I had my doubts) and then ran the numbers several times....and his partner apologized to me and said the FNG was one reason he was retiring soon....and when the kid got no hits he proceeded to grill me on exactly WHY I felt the "need" to carry a gun....When he gave me an opening to speak...I DID.